24 teams from 15 Pathfinder clubs took part in the Area level PBE at locations across Chesapeake Conference on Jan. 21.
On March 20, seven Pathfinder teams from the Chesapeake Conference participated virtually in the Columbia Union level of the Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE). This number represents a record number of Chesapeake Pathfinder teams that have advanced to the union level of PBE.
“The PBE is one of our methods to help our young people get into the Word,” says Carl Rodriguez, youth and young adults director for Chesapeake Conference. “More importantly, they can use the takeaways for daily applications into our modern society.”
Pathfinder teams from Atholton church (Columbia, Md.), Spencerville church (Silver Spring, Md.), Baltimore-White Marsh church (Rosedale, Md.), Frederick (Md.) church, Highland View church (Hagerstown, Md.), Triadelphia church (Clarksville, Md.) and Washington Ghanaian church (Columbia, Md.) spent over 5 hours answering short answer questions on the Bible books of James, 1&2 Peter and Hebrews.
“Pathfinders provides our kids with so many different opportunities for growing in Christ,” says Trent Truman, Spencerville Pathfinder co-director and PBE coach. “But what’s amazing about PBE is that it specifically focuses them in the study of God’s Word. Pathfinders take on memorizing long chapters, or even whole books of Scripture, and learn to work together within a team to answer very precise questions.”
The Atholton Faithblazers and Spencerville Polar Bears (Team 1) advanced through the union stage and will represent Chesapeake at the North American Division level on April 17.